When Shall These Things Be?

Part 4 – The Tribulation?

Matthew 24:21 — “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” Trouble and suffering have been the experience of God’s people in every age. The Apostle Paul said that “we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22).…

Part 3 – The Beginning Of Sorrows

Matthew 24:1-8 — “Many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars… and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places…” In the opening section of the Olivet Discourse Jesus describes as series of signs that He calls…

Part 2 – History Or Prophecy?

Matthew 24:1-14, Luke 21:5-20 — There are three versions of the Olivet Discourse in the New Testament, one in each of the Synoptic Gospels. The differences between each account become apparent in a quick read through. In this study we begin by looking at the time references in Matthew and Luke’s account and we see…

Part 1 – A Spanner In The Works

Matthew 24:1-3 — “There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down…” The Olivet Discourse is the most significant prophetic passage in the Gospels and second only to the Book of Revelation in the New Testament. It is the second longest message Jesus gave (after the Sermon on the Mount)…